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Easter Spice Slice

Easter Spice Slice

Easter Spice Slice

Easter Spice Slice. In the mood to bake this easter? This slice is the perfect fix. 

 

Makes 30 pieces

120g currants

120g sultana

120g candied peel

1 tablespoon finely grated orange rind

200g plain flour

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon mixed spice

120g butter

120g sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

120g treacle

 

Lemon Icing

2 cups icing sugar, sifted

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

 

Preheat oven to 180°C (fan forced 160°C). Grease and line a 20 x 30cm slice tin.

Put the currants, sultanas, candied peel and orange zest in a food processor and blitz to a crumb.

Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mixed spice. Place the fruit in a bowl and toss with a small amount of the flour mixture.

Cream the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy for 1 to 2 minutes. Gradually beat in eggs and treacle until well blended. On low speed, beat in flour spice mix until blended then stir in flour coated fruit.

Spread the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake until set, about 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Tip out onto a board, and leave to cool. Ice with lattice pattern of lemon icing.

To make lemon icing, mix the sifted icing sugar, butter, vanilla and lemon juice in a food processor bowl. Add enough hot water, 1 -2 tablespoons, to make a paste. Spoon into a piping bag with a flat end nozzle to pipe onto slice.

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